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Forum: Life With a Baby   10-25-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,286
Posted By TrumpetMom
Keeps their back covered; keeps them from taking...

Keeps their back covered; keeps them from taking diaper off (when they're older and figure it out - learned that one the hard way). Those are my main reasons. Once the child is older and learning to...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   03-22-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By TrumpetMom
I'm hoping this belongs here... My DD#2...

I'm hoping this belongs here...

My DD#2 (baby #3) was dx'd FTT by my CNM at 4 weeks. I pumped and fed immediately until about 8 weeks when she seemed much better. Her pediatrician wasn't too...
Forum: VBAC   03-09-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By TrumpetMom
If it helps any, my 2 hospital births were 24+...

If it helps any, my 2 hospital births were 24+ hour not dilating past 6 cm. My HBA2C was less than 12 hours start to finish. My CNM never said anything about that.

Good luck!
Forum: Homebirth   03-09-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By TrumpetMom
I seem to remember that the author of one of my...

I seem to remember that the author of one of my VBAC books had a bicoronate uterus and her third was a VBA2C. Sh even had an inverted-T for her sencond incision , if I remember correctly. It was...
Forum: Homebirth   03-09-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By TrumpetMom
I feel your pain. We have Kaiser in Colorado. My...

I feel your pain. We have Kaiser in Colorado. My first two babies were planned hospital births, my third was a homebirth (an HBA2C). Unless OP's Kaiser is different somehow, no they will not cover...
Forum: C-section Birth   02-28-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 923
Posted By TrumpetMom
You arenot alone feeling badly about your c/s....

You arenot alone feeling badly about your c/s. Yes, it is OK. You DO, however, have a story. It's just mot the story you were wanting or hoping for. Tell it anyway. Cry about it. Let your emotions...
Forum: Intactivism   02-03-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By TrumpetMom
I'm such a wuss I'm having trouble saying...

I'm such a wuss I'm having trouble saying anyhing unless they are a really good friend. And then I really only feel comfortable doing it in person. The thing is, I've come to feel even more strongly...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   02-02-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,393
Posted By TrumpetMom
I met a mom recently who has two circ'd boys and...

I met a mom recently who has two circ'd boys and one intact. The second was horrible: he hemorraged. And they wouldn't let her nurse or see him for nearly four hours. There are risks to the...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   01-03-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,813
Posted By TrumpetMom
I just wanted to send hugs to all the mamas here...

I just wanted to send hugs to all the mamas here in this thread. I so very sorry that you have had crappy experiences with your births, and I pray that each of you has found or will find the healing...
Forum: VBAC   01-02-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 864
Posted By TrumpetMom
Yes, five years is a crazy exaggeration. 18 -24...

Yes, five years is a crazy exaggeration. 18 -24 months is generally considered best, though women have VBACed after less time. I had an HBA2C a month ago, and my son was only 18 months old.
 
My...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-02-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By TrumpetMom
So I didn't co-sleep with my first two kids, and...

So I didn't co-sleep with my first two kids, and used CIO way too early (not that it's good at any age) with my now 18 month old son. We are now co-sleeping with our newborn and I'm reading through...
Forum: VBAC   12-21-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
  VBA2C
Views: 429
Posted By TrumpetMom
Well, I could almost write your story myself,...

Well, I could almost write your story myself, except my second c/s was not planned, and I had a rougher recovery than my first. But the years line up and my first was a failed induction. :-)
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Forum: VBAC   12-21-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
  HBAC
Views: 266
Posted By TrumpetMom
Two weeks ago I had an HBA2C with a velamentous...

Two weeks ago I had an HBA2C with a velamentous cord insertion with a low-lying placenta. The OB I was paralleling my care with gave me a 5% risk of thecord rupturing with membranes which could lead...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-21-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 631
Posted By TrumpetMom
Could he be cluster feeding? My DD#2 is 2 1/2...

Could he be cluster feeding? My DD#2 is 2 1/2 weeks old and she's cluster feeding right now: wants to nurse every 20 minutes. It's hard, but if it is cluster feeding, it will subside once he gets...
Forum: Lactivism   12-21-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,971
Posted By TrumpetMom
When DD#1 was and infant she was FTT, and I...

When DD#1 was and infant she was FTT, and I ended up using a Supplemental Nursing System to supplement with formula (and later expressed milk) while relactating (long story for another place). DH...
Forum: VBAC   10-06-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By TrumpetMom
I am 31 weeks now and am doing an HBA2C with a...

I am 31 weeks now and am doing an HBA2C with a Certified Nurse Midwife. You are right to do as much research as you can before making your decision.
 
As for resources, some of the books that...
Forum: Intactivism   09-28-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,599
Posted By TrumpetMom
May I ask another retraction question here? I...

May I ask another retraction question here? I just want to be sure that my DS will be fine. He's 16 months now, but when he was 6 months, he had a nasty fever and I was told to take him to the...
Forum: VBAC   09-24-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,621
Posted By TrumpetMom
I have had 2 c/s and am going for an HBA2c in...

I have had 2 c/s and am going for an HBA2c in December. I very much encourage moms who have had a c/s to consider a VBAC, but I always ultimately respect whatever decision they make. Moms MUST feel...
Forum: VBAC   09-24-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By TrumpetMom
My gut reaction is find another provider if you...

My gut reaction is find another provider if you want a VBAC. I can't see and know of no reason why there should be a 41 week deadline for a VBAC. What if your dates are off and at "41" weeks, you're...
Forum: December 2011   09-24-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By TrumpetMom
I had a crappy first birth experience. I...

I had a crappy first birth experience. I desparately needed to tell my story both to process and validate my feelings on that birth. But nobody ever wanted to listen because it was a "horror" story....
Forum: Birth Stories   09-23-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 83,826
Posted By TrumpetMom
So contrary to what some people on a different...

So contrary to what some people on a different forum site are suggesting, I'm not totally crazy continuing my plans for an HBA2C with VCI? We've prayed about our decision and feel at peace, but I'm...
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